Funky camerawork zooms in on the empty New York street, then on suns and moons so we know time has passed. Peter broods on a graffitied rooftop, sadly missing the other half of the Ambiguously Gay Duo. Sylar finds him, and tells him he can't go forever without talking to him, and it's been a month. Peter says he's not going to spend the rest of his life alone with Sylar, and it's not exactly heaven for Sylar either. Which is a total lie, as we all know. Sylar hearts Peter. But what about us? Don't they all know that we don't want this storyline either? Sylar offers Peter a comic book, since he knows he's a fan. Awww, sweet. But Peter just wants Sylar to focus, so they can leave. Sylar tells him to face the fact that Emma and whoever she killed is already dead. Peter punches Sylar in the face (?) and says, "The only thing that's real ... is us." Okay, that's the Ambiguously Gayest line of the episode, for sure, right? Can they get any gayer? They look into each other's eyes, then leave the rooftop.
Down on the street, Peter tells Sylar this is just a dream, but Sylar asks how there are books here, then; did Parkman put them here? Peter says they're in Sylar's head, but Sylar says he didn't read 9th Wonders! Peter did, so maybe they're in his head now. Oh my god, who cares? Peter agrees with me, and tries to move it along, asking Sylar if he doesn't want to get out of here. Sylar too quickly is like, "Yeah, of course," so Peter realizes Sylar doesn't want to. Sylar says maybe he deserves this aloneness and this nothing. Peter agrees that maybe he does, but says he can't get out of here alone, so he needs Sylar's help. Sylar throws down his messenger bag, and tells Peter he wants to help. He walks close to him and they gaze into each other's eyes. Then they notice a giant wall behind them in the street. Peter realizes it's their way out, since it's the wall in the basement. He says they have to break through. The camera jumps up above the city and we see the brick wall goes all around them in a several-block radius.
Back at the Carnival, Lauren's made her way there and is walking through nervously looking around. She manages to find the medical tent and starts stealing gauze and stuff, when Emma interrupts her. She realizes Lauren's hurt, says she's a doctor (not exactly), and helps her. Lauren tells Emma she doesn't have to do this, since she doesn't want her to get in trouble. Emma exposits to say that again, since she has a hearing loss. Lauren says she's here to stop Samuel, and Emma asks if she was with the man who shot everyone. Lauren says HRG didn't fire his gun, and that Samuel was responsible, but Emma says she's wrong about him. Lauren tells her that he is trying to galvanize his people around a common enemy. Lauren hears Samuel coming and asks Emma not to tell him she's here. She hides behind a curtain as Emma greets Samuel. He can tell something's up, so he asks if everything's all right. He signs that they're not alone, and then says they don't keep secrets. She signs to him that "she" says he's a bad man, who shot his own people. Samuel signs she's misinformed, asks to talk to Lauren, and lets Emma leave. When she's gone, Samuel tells Lauren it's all right; he just wants to talk.